Saturday, June 24, 2006

LUE's** Mother Blogger Interview: The Bohemian Eye

I was cruising around the blogosphere today and came across a site that gives Mother of the Week awards. I read through a few of them and enjoyed them thoroughly. To get the award you get nominated by other bloggers. Well, me and my circle probably aren't going to get the kind of traffic that would lead to a MOTW award; however, I thought it would be fun to ask some of my blogging circle the same questions. I emailed a few friends and here is the first to reply to my questionnaire:

Meet Julia of The Bohemian Eye.

1. How long have you been blogging? About a year

2. What made you start a blog? Sometimes there are things in my life that happen, no matter how trivial, and I have no forum for expressing them. It's nice to have feedback on occasion, especially from people whose perspectives vary.

3. Who is your “target” audience, that is, who do you want to read your
Well, of course I would like people that I know personally to read my blog, like friends from church or my sister. But, I have no "target" audience. Anyone who is interested is fine with me. I tend to voice rather strong opinions about subjects. I also sometimes find things funny that other people may not. As long as people can handle that, they are welcome to read and comment.

4. What is your greatest challenge as a mom? Not killing my seriously. I guess it would be patience. I am not the most patient person. I am also a control freak. My biggest challenge is letting go and allowing things to happen on their own.

5. How do you keep your identity as a PERSON, outside of being a mom? That has never been a problem for me. I am an artist and photographer and also a part-time college student. I feel that there are many things that define me and that my children are only part of that. I would hate for them to grow up thinking they are defined by being MY kid.

6. What one piece of advice would you like to pass on to moms everywhere? Never let your children think that your love or acceptance is contingent on their ability to achieve or accomplish some external goal.

Stay tuned for more (I hope) interviews of my mother blogger friends!

**Life, the Universe and Everything


Suburban Turmoil said...

Cool idea. Me likey! :)

Sheila said...

Excellent! Love that picture!